Sailor Jerry kimono anyone?

Way off out in the ‘burbs of the East Bay, in a far, far, faraway strip mall, we found a gem of a little fabric store.
Fabric Depo! We saw it after they had closed late one night, so we pressed our little faces to the glass and were astounded by what we saw! Lots and lots of the retro prints designed by that one firm you see a lot of lately. And lots of specialty, costumey fun stuff.
Fabric Depo
1594 Fitzgerald Dr.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 243-0882
So we went back a few days later and cleaned up at their 30% off sale. Sammy Wo is super friendly and helpful!
I really want to try my hand at making a kimono for Fifi, but wanted a silly and exotic fabric. Well, I think I found it. Sailor Jerry kimono! The red and gold japanese fabric is for the lining. I still haven’t picked out fabric for the under Kimono (is that the juban? I am so ignorant!).
I polled DOA and I think I’m going to attempt this pattern. It is for a 19″ doll so wouldn’t have to be enlarged much. If it doesn’t work out I’ll just buy one of Denis’ patterns.
If anyone has suggestions, please chime in!


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Please note the gorgeous 30’s Chinese advert girls, strawberry fabric & polky dots!


Cleek for secret kitten peektures!


Sleepy flat Biscuit! He sleeps like this all the time, like he’s been run over by a truck and got squashed on the road.

He’s six months now. He looks big but he’s still little! I would have expected him to get that long and lanky teenage kitten look, but he hasn’t. He’s all small and burly and badass. His head is still smaller than Zman’s, my tiny old lady-cat.

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